Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will follow. So goes the motto of Been, a Chinese bar and restaurant along Chandos Street in Leamington Spa. Famous for its Golden and Deluxe set meals, laying on the super soups, special seafood, and duck delicacies, Been Restaurant operates out of a former public house and offers a modern setting in which to enjoy fine Chinese dining. If this intrigues, the question remains, have you been?
Leamington Spa has been blessed by Been Restaurant, which offers classic and contemporary Chinese dining in a space that is itself classic and contemporary. Proprietors Stanley and Kate have lovingly converted an old public house down Leamington Spa’s Chandos Street into a chic Chinese dining room, with stylish furniture carefully selected and imported from China to complement the modern Chinese cuisine on offer. It’s all detailed leather furniture and black glass, and the food is just as seductive. Been also caters to parties of up to 20 people looking for private dining.
Been Restaurant’s lunch menu, served from noon until 2:30pm, gets started with their popular dim sum. Specialties like the crispy aromatic duck, beef in black bean sauce, or king prawn omelette are all available at incredibly affordable prices. There’s the odd pan-Asian dish to be found here, too. Been’s dinner menu is even more interesting. The range of courses is magnificent, with starters like the Capital spare ribs worthy of an authentic Beijing restaurant. Middle courses and soups make way for a huge selection of vegetarian, beef, chicken, pork, and seafood dishes, not to mention the rice and noodles selection. The best bet is to go for the all-you-can-eat option. Leamington Spa’s Been Restaurant can be found along Chandos Street – have you been to Been yet?
Great friendly service & lovely food as always. There were several big parties in but the staff made a point of taking our orders asap to ensure we got our food promptly and were very apologetic for the brief delay. Will be back again soon!
Really friendly and welcoming staff who are always willing to make recommendations on new dishes. Great food, quick service and really good value for money.
excellent food, excellent service, love going here and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, Great place, for a romantic meal or family get together best of both worlds.
Have been to this restaurant several times, and it never disappoints. Always fantastic food, with excellent staff. The service is quick and friendly. I have and will continue to recommend this restaurant to friends.
Welcoming and friendly. Very good service - attentive but not too obtrusive. Especially good to one of our group who arrived early. “Eat all you want” was good value. Wraps and mains were delicious. I was not so keen on the starters but that is a personal preference for not eating battered food. Our group chose the starters so there may be others I could choose another time to suit me. I would recommend Bean and would book again.
Great food and customer service. It's in a great location and easy to park. I have now eaten there twice and both times it's been amazing food and service. I have also had takeout and it is to the same standards as if you are eating in. If you love Chinese food, you would love it here and great valve for money.
The food was very tasty, and while all the usual favourites were there, they were prepared in a more upmarket fashion that takeaway. The dark-wood and red decor was again traditional but not tacky. The waiter service was efficient and polite. The prices were highly pleasing. Will definitely go there again!
Came here as a friends leaving meal on a weekday evening. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. I’ve been here before with a couple of friends and have never been dissapointed, my friends who haven’t been here before will definately be visiting again!
Very varied and extensive menu, so much to choose from on the buffet menu. Good food, service good. Gave to pkenty of time between courses. Atmosphere would have been better probably if more customers!!! Thought drinks were a tad expensive though. Would pay a return visit.
Just a perfect restaurant. Our arrival, as always, was greeted with a personal greeting from the friendly stafff, food was excellent, service quick and it’s reasonably priced, which is why we visited frequently and recommend it to friends.